BTR Siebe Power Systems Division (Raleigh, NC) announced its new structure this week. The new division, led by Division Chief Executive Tom Gutierrez, now consists of seven groups, including Lambda North America, Powerware Corp., BTR Siebe Storage, BTR Siebe Energy Systems, Powerware Lambda Europe, NEMIC Lambda and Teccor.Powerware President Patrick Steffen will be responsible for […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) has entered a strategic alliance with Select Energy), the unregulated energy and energy services affiliate of Northeast Utilities (Berlin, CT), to increase power availability and computer uptime for the residential, commercial and industrial marketplace. As a result of the alliance, Select Energy will offer APC's power protection […]
STMicroelectronics (Switzerland) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001. Net revenues for the first quarter increased 12.9 percent to $1,921.1 million, from $1,702.2 million in the 2000 first quarter. Gross profit was $855.8 million, representing an increase of 19.3 percent over the 2000 first quarter. Gross margin was 44.5 percent, as […]
FuelCell Energy (Danbury, CT) unveiled its new manufacturing facility in Torrington, CT by welcoming Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland as he hit the switch to start the production line for the company's Direct FuelCell. The governor also announced the State of Connecticut's intention to purchase a 250kW Direct FuelCell power plant through the state's Clean […]
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE, Freiburg, Germany) recently announced the development of a low-voltage dc/dc converter that creates output voltages between 12 and 350V with a high efficiency from input voltages as low as 0.7V. According to ISE, the converter opens up new application possibilities for energy converters such as fuel cells, […]
Exide Electronics Inc. (Raleigh, NC) recently introduced the Powerware 9315-750, the latest addition to its Powerware Plus series of uninterruptible power systems....
Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) introduced the C5800 Series of 12kW, 6U/9U high, 19" rack compatible dc/dc and ac/dc converters. Typical applications include...
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) announced it has signed an agreement to provide Compaq Computer Corp. with $3.5 million worth of power protection devices over the 1999 calendar year. Parts to be supplies include Microsemi's Powermite low profile power management diodes and custom-designed transient voltage suppression devices. The devices will be incorporated into Compaq's commercial […]
AVO International (Dallas) introduced the Multi-Amp SR-98 Relay Test Set, a universal relay test system. The SR-98 performs at 115A at 920VA,...
Siemens Semiconductors (Munich) announced that it will be spun off to form a separate legal entity, Infineon Technologies AG, on April 1, 1999. The company will have headquarters in Europe. According to the firm, the move is a prerequisite for listing Semiconductors on stock exchanges late this year or early next year. Until then, the […]
AVO International (Dallas) introduced the Megger MHP1 and MHP2 Production HiPots, designed for workshop and production-line testing of finished electrical products. The...
American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, MA) announced the shipment of its first Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) product to Europe. The unit was sold to Austrian utility STEWEAG, which ordered the unit in January 1999. The SMES unit is expected to eliminate 100 percent of these power quality problems. Housed in a portable 48-foot trailer, the […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) announced the appointment of Joe Reichbach to the position of vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. Reichbach previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for Merix Corp. (Forest Grove, OR), a supplier of advanced interconnect solutions. He will oversee all of Cherry's marketing and sales functions, including […]
Pinnacle VRB Ltd. (Australia) recently signed an agreement with Unisearch Ltd. (Sydney) to commercialize the vanadium redox battery (VRB) developed at the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney). Under the agreement, Unisearch, which is UNSW's commercial company, assigned all interest in the battery to Pinnacle in exchange for A$1.5 million and A$6 million worth […]
C&D Technologies Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) reported net income for the fourth quarter ended January 31, 1999, of $5,552,000, or $0.43 per diluted share, compared to $5,527,000, or $0.43 per diluted share, for the same period last year. Sales for the fourth quarter were $73,386,000, compared to $77,952,000 for the same period a year ago.For […]